Search form

Ophea.net

Healthy habits key to combating obesity crisis

Monday, June 27, 2011
It is clear that Ontario is facing an obesity epidemic that will have serious repercussions on our collective health as well as our province’s economic well-being. The issue has received significant attention in recent months, including as an article series in the Toronto Star and by being...

Win a free spot at the 2011 Ophea Conference!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Have you registered for the 2011 Ophea Conference? If you register as a full delegate before June 30th you have the opportunity to win a FREE registration! The 2011 Ophea Conference runs October 13-15, 2011 and will include delegates representing education, public health and recreation. Training...

2011 Ophea Conference -Group Discount

Monday, June 13, 2011
2011 Ophea Conference Buy 5 Full Delegate Spots and Get the 6th Free! Ophea makes it easy to send a team from your school board or public health unit! Join educators – generalists, specialists and administrators – as well as leaders in public health and recreation for an inspiring and interactive...

It's time to play

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The warm weather is upon us and we've entered the final month of the school year. What better time to celebrate the importance of play? Ophea will be celebrating with the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario on Sunday, June 5th as thousands of children, youth and their parents and caregivers...

After School Collaborative and the 2011 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

Friday, May 27, 2011
Ophea is happy to be a member of the Ontario After School Collaborative Initiative, a group of seven organizations (Boys and Girls Clubs Canada – Central Region, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario, Evidence (First Work), Ontario Public Health Association, Ophea, Parks and Recreation...

Sparking physical activity and improved academic performance in Ontario schools

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Schools across Ontario - in Barrie, Milton, Niagara and Etobicoke - are embracing physical activity as a way to increase academic success. Based on the research of Dr. John Ratey, who Ophea brought to Ontario in March to speak to educators, public health professionals and others interested in...

Physical activity - Canada's children are still not getting enough!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The annual Active Healthy Kids Canada (AHKC) Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth was released today. The report card paints a clear picture of the state of physical activity across the country, and Ontario will be releasing a provincial report card later this year which will...

H&PE in your Community - Make an Impact!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
There are many examples of teachers across Ontario doing wonderful work in educating their students about the importance health and physical education (H&PE), and providing quality experiences that will set them up for success in the future. This blog post from ParticipACTION reminds us, though...

Congrats to the March DPA Contest Winner!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Congratulations to Kendall Olsen, from Sturgeon Creek School – the March DPA contest winner. You could be a winner too! Order an Ophea DPA Kit or Binder before May 31st for your chance to win great prizes including an iPod Nano, an iPod Shuffle and various gift certificates – all of which will help...

Shape Up – Make DPA Fun and Easy with MLSE!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
All Ontario elementary schools are mandated to provide 20 minutes of Daily Physical Activity (DPA) for all students, and DPA is a key component of the 2010 elementary Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum. This year, Ophea is excited to be working with Maple Leaf Sports and...

Pages